have been obliged to forward to Detroit for signature. As soon as signed it will be sent to the Office of the Com. Gen.
|I am Gen.|
|Your Obt. Svt.|
|U. S. GRANT|
|To Gen. Geo. Gibson||1st Lt. 4th Infy|
|Comy Gen. U. S. A.||A. A. C. S.|
ALS, DNA, RG 217, Third Auditor's Account number 8905. On Oct. 25, 1848, Bvt. Maj. Gen. George Gibson, Commissary General of Subsistence, had written USG that "Vouchers Nos 13 & 14. Abs. of Contingencies 2d qr. are informal for want of signature to the receipts." Copy, DNA, RG 192, Letters Sent. USG's letter was forwarded to the Third Auditor's office, where it was noted that he was allowed $10.80 in the settlement of March 15, 1850.
Sackets Harbor N. Y
February 23rd 1849
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 20th inst, requiring me to set forth more fully, than I did in my protest, the particulars of the injustice of which I complain. In answer I respectfully submit the following.
When the law was passed, early in 1847, authorizing the appointment of Regimental Quarter-Master, I received that appointment in the 4th Inf.y, and have held it ever since. I am now performing the duties of the appointment and receive the extra emoluments attached to it. In no way either by resignation or removal, have I vacated the office of Reg.tl Quarter-Master, neither has the Co.1 Commanding ever considered that I had.
In the latter part of July last, I obtained a leave of absence, and Lieut. H D Wallen was assigned to my duties. Shortly after this the Regiment was ordered to its present station, and Lieut